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Is your human feeling blue?

Diary of a dog-walker

Have you ever had a human who is feeling a bit blue? I have sniffed out a book called Diary of a Dog-Walker: Time spent following a lead by Edward Stourton containing a very good description of the way pets respond to upset owners. I just wanted to share this little nugget with you…

When we bury our face in our hands and wish we had never been born, they don’t sit up very straight, and observe that we have brought it all upon ourselves. They don’t even hope it will be a warning to us.

But they come up softly and shove their heads against us. If it is a dog, he looks up at you with his big true eyes, and says with them, “Well, you’ve always got me, you know. We’ll go through the world together, and always stand by each other, won’t we?”

He is very prudent, a dog is.  He never makes it his business to inquire whether you are in the right or in the wrong, never bothers as to whether you are going up or down on life’s ladder, never asks whether you are rich or poor, silly or wise, a saint or a sinner. Come luck or misfortune, good repute or bad, honour or shame, he is going to stick with you, to comfort you, guard you and give his life for you, if need be… You are his pal, that is enough for him.”  Jerome J. Jerome – Three Men in a Boat

This book takes you through a range of emotions: serious, funny, sadness, honour and light-heartedness. It is a read not just for dog lovers, but for everyone.


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*Waggy tail*

Ruby Dog x